View Full Version : What in tarnation......?

23rd September 2000, 20:24
....is going on around here?

Since a number of you are talking <u>about</u> me, I'm taking the floor in my usual long-winded fashion.

First, to my *cough* "supporters" *cough*.....

Kaj....I wish I could say different, but you did wrong.


Because nobody asked <font size=4><u>me</u></font> if I <u>WANT</u> to "return" as mod of TSB!!!!! (Assuming, naturally that it was even possible, which in fact it is not. Or shall we then say, "Hey, I liked the previous President/King/Queen/Ayatollah better than this one, just chuck him/her and call the old one back"? I think not http://forums.murc.ws/ubb/icons/icon8.gif .)

So putting up a petition requesting me to return to a position that I voluntarily gave up can't be helpful to anyone. Same goes for you who signed "yes".

I'm glad that you appreciated my tenure, but <font size=5>IT IS OVER</font>. And I love you guys, but I <u>do not like</u> being told what I am to do when I have other ideas.

So chill, OK?

To the opposing camp, or whatever....which is to say *cough*Rags*cough*

You know what? I thought I was being nice by starting a suggestion thread, and even asking nicely for helpful comments, but apparently blockheads like you can't get it through your skull that you aren't helping things by just going off on somebody.

And you're helping <u>how</u>, exactly...? If that thread is now three-quarters of the way to all-out war, it's because you started throwing punches with words like "blockhead"...which-- by the way-- would definitely constitute a personal attack of the kind that the moderator specifically forbade.

So you might want to try 'helping' him by following his one rule. After all, the whole point of the Mod's boots/guns/big bloody spiked club is supposed to be that the members don't have to beat each other bloody on his or her behalf. I would think he can "defend" himself, if he "needs" "defending".

Just an idea.

Personal notes, or something...

If Jorden wasn't so selfish, no one here would be whining at Joel becuase all Jorden had to do was to let Holly use his Pc.
But nooooooooooooo, Jorden does not believe in sharing with his wife.


Gee, SwAmPy, if you read that carefully, it would almost sound like you like(d) me... but I guess it was worth it to get in a free dig at my husband, huh?

But naturally you're wrong (as usual). Jord certainly let me use his PC (mine is working now)... but Holland is unlike the US in terms of its phone system. In NYC I paid a flat rate for a local call to my ISP no matter how long I was online. In Holland, local calls are charged by the minute. I can no longer be online at anytime, for the amount of time that a forum like this requires... and with hot threads like Kaj's running, the mod needs to <u>be there</u>. I couldn't, so I handed off to someone who could.

Simple, huh?

OK Rags, you want helpful suggestions for Joel?

I can do that.

<font size=4>Joel, I think you should take a stand here.</font>[list=1]
The point of the thread is moot. You are the Moderator of The Soap Box, and no petition is going to change that unless you want to give it up, or unless Ant makes a new decision. So at the very least, you could move the thread to Site Feedback (where it belongs, actually), or tell these people to email Ant if they're so flipped out and lock the thread.
The point of the thread is moot. Nobody has asked me if I want the job back, but for the record the answer is NO. You don't quit a gig thinking that you can just turn around and change your mind five minutes later. I knew there was no going back, and that's why I thought about it for a week before I did it. So that's reason #2 to lock the damn thing (I don't go for deletion, just so everyone has a chance to know what's going on, but that's your choice. You see how the membership responds to deleted threads, though, so.....)
A thread that was supposedly well-intentioned (though poorly phrased, I admit) is fast becoming a slug-fest. It is your job to put a stop to it; that's why the forum has a moderator. And you're it. So do so, already![/list=a]

People, this is ridiculous. I know I said we were bored with nothing to look at but the G450, but.... go watch the Olympics or something! Please. It just makes us all look like a bunch of jerks.

See you around.


"All we need is a voluntary, free-spirited, open ended program of procreative racial deconstruction."
-Jay Bulworth

[This message has been edited by motub (edited 24 September 2000).]

23rd September 2000, 20:38

You need to wipe the sleep from your eyes. Really.

And you're helping how, exactly...? If that thread is now three-quarters of the way to all-out war, it's because you started throwing punches with words like "blockhead"...which-- by the way-- would definitely constitute a personal attack of the kind that the moderator specifically forbade.

How was I helping? Did you bother looking at the thread I started (which is what I was referring to). Apparently not. Yeah, I was being very nice. I kept a lot of comments to myself, thought if I kept at it that the "Blockheads" in question would eventually wake up. But, of course, they didn't. So, I lost my cool. And you, of all people should know what happens when I lose my cool. Blockheads is more of a rib-jab than a personal attack, and you know it. But I agree it was out of line, and posted so.

As far as calling me the "Opposing Camp". I am not opposing anything but coming down hard on someone who is trying. I am not opposed to having you moderate TSB at all. Never have been, either, I would like to add. I am opposed to "Blockheads", jerk offs, slackers, ignoramous's, and the like, though. And you know this to be the truth http://forums.murc.ws/ubb/biggrin.gif


23rd September 2000, 20:46
"....but I guess it was worth it to get in a free dig at my husband, huh?"

First of all, it was a joke.

Second of all, no one needs to make your man look like a complete idiot. He does it himself each time he opens his mouth.


23rd September 2000, 20:59
Well, thanks for clearing that up, Rags. I <u>did</u> see your other thread, and I am familiar with your forum style.

It has been mentioned, though, that there are a lot of new people around who do not know you at all. And if those people didn't see the other thread (which does seem unrelated given the topic title), and given that Kaj's thread unfortunately seems to have set up an "us versus them" environment, your posts in that thread can be seen as kinda "anti-Holly".

So I'm glad you dropped by to set the record straight, I was afraid you might have been replaced by a pod person, for a minute there. http://forums.murc.ws/ubb/biggrin.gif http://forums.murc.ws/ubb/wink.gif http://forums.murc.ws/ubb/biggrin.gif


"All we need is a voluntary, free-spirited, open ended program of procreative racial deconstruction."
-Jay Bulworth

23rd September 2000, 21:02
But that's not a dig either, right, SwAmPy?

See, I'm catching on.....


23rd September 2000, 21:10
"Swampy": Her Jorden/Holly radar must be making overtime. http://forums.murc.ws/ubb/icons/icon2.gif

Thoughtsweep of Swampy: "I won't go to those fori there to help, I only go there to break down those 2 people. If only I could break them apart, somehow... http://forums.murc.ws/ubb/frown.gif"

(If only I wish you could get a life of your own http://forums.murc.ws/ubb/frown.gif)

Edit: For the people not knowing what is going on, here's the following: "She" doesn't like me, I don't like "her". Sorry Joel, you can edit my post here as well http://forums.murc.ws/ubb/wink.gif

[This message has been edited by Jorden (edited 24 September 2000).]

23rd September 2000, 21:11
No that wasn't a dig neither. Just look here and you'll see what I mean http://forums.murc.ws/ubb/smile.gif


23rd September 2000, 21:19
Geez, the dynamic dingbats are at it again.

"If only I wish you could get a life of your own"

Well sherlock, it's 9:15 my time and the nite life gets started at about 10:30. This is when I usually go out with my friends. It's 4 or 5 am your time and look what you are doing.

See what happens when you open your mouth http://forums.murc.ws/ubb/smile.gif


23rd September 2000, 21:27
Damn, you people must really hate eachother.
If you see Jorden, Holly, GinoCyber and Swampy all in one thread it's bound to get bad http://forums.murc.ws/ubb/biggrin.gif

23rd September 2000, 21:36
Hate them? Nah. I just find it funny because these 2 get all hissy when someone confronts them with something negative. Once that happens, they're like jello in your hand http://forums.murc.ws/ubb/smile.gif


24th September 2000, 00:57
Everybody under cover, the hell quatuor is in action again http://forums.murc.ws/ubb/smile.gif

24th September 2000, 01:03
A multiple choice quiz. Please select one.

How did Helen Keller's parents punish her?

1) They'd put her in a round room and tell her to stand in the corner.

2) They'd force her to read the waffle iron.

3) By leaving the plunger in the toilet.


24th September 2000, 04:31
Holly-> Ok, thank you for clearing that up.

24th September 2000, 10:59
Jesus Christ! Swamplady, no matter what you say, you are taking personal digs at Jorden and Holly. Obviously you do it to stir them up. You are dis-respectful and probably smoke crack http://forums.murc.ws/ubb/smile.gif I am suprised that Jorden and/or Holly have not ripped into you already. Yeah, I read all of the other threads when you guys pissed at eachother for days on end and you were the same way then. It's like people think that they can stomp on someone else because they are hiding behind the net. If you were in front of my face, you wouldn't say a damn word. Joel, if any thread should be moderated, it should be the ones with personal attacks toward other members. I never speak my opinion because it's usually not worth it, but I feel personal attacks is a sign of dis-respect and crap.


24th September 2000, 11:10
You know I agree with you Dave this is getting a little too much on the personal side. So therefore I will lock this thread at this time.


Is it time to start flameing Joel again? http://forums.murc.ws/ubb/wink.gif